We had another good Sunday School and proceeded to church service with lots of “Happy Mother’s Day” shared. Pastor continued his sermon series on Relationslips. Now he is sharing elements that are needed for healthy relationships.
The first thing needed is good Communication. He noted how Moms have a unique set of communication skills that includes looks, voices and names, among others tricks.
At one time men all spoke the same language and began to build a tower (the Tower of Babel) to God. Then God chose to confuse the languages. Genesis 11.
Point: Healthy relationship is dependent on both people speaking the other person’s language.
5 Love Languages were set out by Gary Chapman. These are Affirmation, Physical Touch, Acts of Service, Gifts and Quality Time.
Relationships have a much greater chance of success when:
- Both parties speak the same language.
- Both care enough to make the effort to speak the other’s love language.
Relationships struggle when:
- One or both choose to speak in the language they feel like using.
- One or both stops speaking.
- One or both refuse to fill the other’s love tank.
- One or both seek out other avenues to fill their own love tank.
God uses all five love languages. It is apparent in old and new testament scripture. Healthy relationships are important they hinge on communication. Acts 2:42-47.
Pastor encouraged us to know our own love language and know the language of our significant others (spouses and children). Then we are to make an effort to fill the tank of those who deserve or need love from you.
Pastor shared this video.Verses for Today:
Acts 2:42-47 (NIV)
The Fellowship of the Believers
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
Lord, I thank you that my husband and I have kept each other’s love tanks full for 32+ years. Help us to know our children and love them in good relationships too.